Free Event: Thursday, June 11th at 4 p.m.
Gaynor Arnold was born and brought up in Cardiff, but has lived in Birmingham for many years. She used to be a social worker but is now a full-time writer. Her first novel Girl in a Blue Dress (inspired by the marriage of Charles Dickens) was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize 2008 and the Orange Prize for Fiction 2009 and has been published all over the world. Her short story collection, Lying Together came out in February 2011, and she recently edited The Sea in Birmingham – an anthology of short stories by local authors. Her latest novel After Such Kindness is a fiction based on the relationship between Lewis Carroll and his child muse, Alice Liddell.